Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Embroidery Retreat - March 2011

"Bella" Making shirts for everyone!

The "Embroidery Chick" Shirt. These designs are from Bunnycup.

Christina, Ramona, Carole, Robin, Jean (Jean got a shirt, but did not
have time to "destabilize" to wear today.

The Geisha Quilt in Progress

Carole and Mia

We had a wonderful and productive 3 days of machine humming time last weekend. My sewing room has been officially "broken in". I wish more people could have been here to join us, but schedules are crazy for everyone. I must mention that Tammy also did come (on two days), but somehow I did not snap a picture of her--Sorry Tammy, but on day two, Tammy and her girls showed up and when you enter a room with baby Mia, everyone stops to admire this beautiful and happy little girl who can just steal the heart of anyone with her smile and laughter. So, I've posted her picture with me to make up for missing Tammy and Jenny. Hope all is forgiven. The days just sped by and at the end of each day, I was amazed at how much thread was everywhere. My next shirt will be one of "Thread Magnet". I also posted progress of my Geisha quilt. Several of us are working on this quilt. The blocks are now all done and I will begin the piecing stage by the weekend. We have all decided that Steve (from Anita Goodesign) needs to do a quilt design just using the tone-on-tone portion for the whole quilt. The picture does not really do justice to see the detail, but close up, it is really pretty. I've sent an e-mail with our request and will hope that he will be able to oblige us at some point. So Steve--I know you see my blog now and then--Listen up! We love your talent! I was sad to return to the office on Monday and missed all my friends and being able to sit and sew. Reality boohoo! We are going to try to meet up once a month (or so) since we had so much fun. Already looking forward to the next time. Happy Sewing! Carole


  1. HI Carole!
    GREAT pictures of the embroidery retreat!
    What fun days you had. I enjoyed the small time I was able to come....next time I'll actually bring my machine and DO an embroidery instead of a quilting project. I LOVE the picture of you and Mia together. You both look so happy!

  2. ps. The Geisha quilt is stunning and I agree that the tone on tone background is wonderful and would make a really nice project on it's own.

  3. Carole,

    I just ordered the Geisha CD. Wondering if you had a difficult time coming up with the different colors of silk dupioni for this quilt?

  4. The geisha quilt looks beautiful. Please keep posting photos